Job Opening

Test Lead

RealTime recruitment are seeking an experienced Test Lead on behalf of a top client within the Financial Services Industry.

This permanent role is based in Dublin City Centre, with a flexible hybrid working model.

To be considered for this position you will have a background within the financial services industry and experience leading large teams (10+ team members)

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead and manage the QA team responsible for the testing of systems across multiple technologies and platforms.
  • Review test strategies and artefacts
  • Identify and drive opportunities for test excellence to maximise test coverage and reduce execution times, including identifying opportunities to extend automated testing where appropriate.
  • Drive QA process improvements
  • Coordinate, plan and provide guidance on the Business Acceptance Test strategy, ensuring appropriate test coverage and no duplication of effort with the FIT phase
  • Manage & support the team, coaching and mentoring to ensure they have clear objectives and are motivated to achieve maximum potential.
  • Ensure the team are following QA Best Practices and work closely with the QA Practice Lead to ensure test approaches are in line with the overall QA strategy
  • Manage & coordinate the efficient usage of the test environments in close collaboration with the Test Environment Manager
  • Support regulatory/audit/security QA internally and with external partners as needed

Key Skills

  • Minimum 5 years in a Test Lead position
  • Expert at leading and managing a team of dispersed QA Engineers, supporting, and ensuring high quality and on-time consistent delivery of software
  • Strong Web-application testing experience
  • Experience managing the coordination of UAT test effort to ensure there an efficient overall test approach
  • Strong organisational skills with the ability to prioritise across multiple tasks to tight timelines and to coordinate cross teamwork.
  • Excellent quality assurance skills and understanding of QA Best Practices
  • Strong communication and delegation skills are a must have
  • Exposure to test automation (Selenium with Java)
  • Agile experience
  • Proficient with the Atlassin toolset (Jira and Confluence)
  • Experience with Oracle/ SQL Server
If you would like to hear more about this position, contact Sue on 01-6520652 or email your CV to

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